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"The Child" was the 26th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the premiere episode of the show's second season, first aired on 21 November 1988. The episode was written by Jaron Summers, Jon Povill, and Maurice Hurley, and directed by Rob Bowman.


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Hester DealtWesley CrusherDaneekaBoliskaMartinezDataDiana GiddingsGladstoneGuinanGeordi La ForgeMiles O'BrienAlfonse PacelliJean-Luc PicardKatherine PulaskiWilliam T. RikerDeanna TroiIan Andrew Troi IIDarien WallaceWorf, son of Moghunnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel and residents (USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) personnel)
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Rob BowmanMaurice HurleySusan NuressJon PovillJaron SummersIan Andrew TroiLwaxana Troi

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Galaxy-class explorer) • D'Alison (type-7 shuttlecraft) • USS Repulse (Excelsior-class cruiser)
Referenced only 
USS Stargazer (Constellation-class cruiser) • NCC-7100


'aucdet IX ('aucdet star system, the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrant) • Science Station Tango Sierra (Rachelis star system, the galaxy's Alpha or Beta Quadrant)
Referenced only 
ArnebEarthEpsilon IndiOby VIAlvacorn MajorNova KronDenkir IVLorenze ClusterMorgana QuadrantPrometheus

Shipboard localesEdit

USS Enterprise-D 
bridgetransporter room (#3) • ten-forwardcargo baycorridorquarters (Troi's) • sickbayshuttlebay (#3) • ship's school

Races and culturesEdit


Technology and weaponsEdit

communicatorbiobedintercomcombadgetricordersensorsstarshipviewscreentransporterphasercontainment modulemicroscopesubspace phase inverter

Materials and substancesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

FederationStarfleetStarfleet Medical

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineerchief medical officercommandercommanding officercounselordoctorengineerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2350s-2360s)first officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior grademedical practitioneroperations managerflight controllerofficerscientistsecond officersecurity chiefweapons officertactical officeracting ensignmedical trustee

Other referencesEdit

Eichner radiationanatomybeamingbootcaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Enterprise-Dclothinggovernmenthumanoidjumpsuitlanguagelifeformlog entrymatternation-stateorbitpantsplanetquadrantraces and culturesrankspacestarstar systemstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2350s-2366)technologytitleuniformuniverseweaponabortionDelovian souffledogslangbeaveretiologyfetusHutzel infectionLegato infectionlitterMareuvian teaThe Merchant of Venicemutationnectarnumber onenurseryplasma plaguerapevaccinesaucer separation


stardate 42073.1, 2365 (2360s chronology, Enterprise-D voyages
Rendezvous of Enterprise and Repulse.


Related storiesEdit



published order
Previous episode:
The Neutral Zone
TNG episode produced Next episode:
Where Silence Has Lease
Previous episode:
The Neutral Zone
TNG episode aired Next episode:
Where Silence Has Lease
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Transinium Challenge
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Strike Zone
Previous Adventure:
Vulcan's Soul: Exodus
Chapter 1
Pocket Next Adventure:
Strike Zone

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